Looks great as always. One little thing: the tester's machine gets bogged down around 6:20 in the video. I'm concerned that my aging machine will similarly struggle. Anything I can do to remove excess computation would be appreciated. To that end, will we be able to turn off the fancy fog? I'd rather have my aging video card displaying a higher resolution than wasting computation time rendering clouds that don't add much value.
Will Balkan geography get some love before release?
I can't believe how polished this game is already looking. That whole bit with the main title screen showing the map of Europe, which then pans in when selecting a starting date -- very impressive. Paradox games have always had a history of being... wonderfully complex, but with a "spartan" graphical interface. CKII seems groundbreaking in this regard.
Alaska: Like Finland, but with less death metal and a lot more Republicans
King: "As Vic2 development came close to completion we have to think about what the hell will we do next? We picked CK2 after Doomdark had a vision of the Little Baby Jesus and he was crying because there was no CK2."
The music is simply breathtaking! The last part of the video almost made me cry... Exceptional!!!!
...A flower of iron, a flower of death, beautiful, unbendable and deadly.
So first you announce Crusader Kings 2, then a game with Crusader Kings elements set in feudal Japan. Why not just go the whole hog and give away a rock of Paradox brand crack with every pre order?
Events are also something that modders can fit in pretty easily, especially since we know enough about this engine now to jump right into the action!
after watching the vid he clicked on a start date of stamford bridge but surely when he then clicks on full nations england should be saxon+ when he clicks on kings it seems that ireland owns parts of scotland, wales, brittany and england but in independent nations ireland is split into proviences can someone please explain why this is
ive also noticed the same in spain but that seems more logical as to my knowlidge the HRE had ownership of spain(couldnt find right word so used ownership)
Oh and Lynchy, HRE had no ownership of Spain
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. - Murphy's law
The Dream of Dumbarton Watch the rebirth of Strathclyde in my first AAR!
Best Character Writer of the Week: 3/2/13 Fan of the week: 1/6/13
"Fear not what will be, fear what has already come to pass"
And then hope the new "DLC system"-plan won't mean it's designed to disallow enabling non-Christians in order to make the DLC to enable them "required". Obviously releasing something with mechanics directed to make "Pagans"/Muslims more unique would be desirable on it's own without such an artificial crutch (especially since it's always "Muslims" that are the example, so there's also the issue of being a non-priority for such content in the first place).
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What is the difference between choosing Marriage, Matrilineal Marriage, and Betrothal? Different effects?
The first one, you male keeps his name. The second one, the male takes the female name. The third one is a semi-marriage, soon to be marriage?
The map looks stunning as do the character portraits. I saw lots of variety in the portraits without the ridiculously large noses and chins that were so common in CK1.
Can't wait to pre-order.
A betrothal is a pledge to marry somebody. It is the way to arrange marriages for children before they are of age.
Also making the heir the mayor of a city excludes him from succession (11:33). Hmmm. So the heir needs his own castle? Or maybe being a mere baron is below the station of a duke's heir?
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The link to wikipedia page of the character we're seeing is awesome
The available decisions are also neat:
Invite holy man to court.
Invite noble to court.
I wonder what the last one is. Maybe this creates a brand new female courtier? (In case you have need of one)
It also seems you cannot place women into advisory positions anymore except as chancellor if you pass the law. Wives add half their attributes to the ruler. So victory by simply shopping for the best female steward in the known world is not as effective anymore. Other traits might be more important now. Like whether she likes the ruler or not.
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Oh my sweet Jesus, watching that video in HD made me almos horn...
Weeeell, looking forward so much to the summer of 2012 when I get to play with this (and hopefullt force my friends to join in a Byzantie intrigue based MP-game).
Speaking of the Byzantines, is it only me or does it seem like it's currently not possible to start as an empire?